Fakes, etc.

I'll begin populating this page with photos of reproductions, fakes and fantasy items as I see them listed on eBay, Etsy and other such sites. Hopefully, collectors will refer to this page to minimize the occasions reproductions, fakes and fantasy items are unknowingly purchased. If you see something on this page that was sold to you purporting to be a vintage item, immediately send it back for a full refund. 

This pipe design is one of four. Then others are a witch face, skull and a black cat face. They all began appearing at the October Atlantic City antiques show in 2003. A dealer who specializes in Christmas but dabbles in Halloween was adamant they were old, pointing to the old boxes each pipe came nestled in. He was half right. The boxes were old, but not the contents. This scam is still being pulled, so beware. This pipe, and its bogus brethren, has no vintage value.